Deciding how to advertise your business can feel complex and overwhelming. From digital media to radio, there are endless opportunities to reach your audience. Depending on the content, sometimes a simple approach, such as poster advertising, can work best.
Why Poster Advertising?
The poster is one of the earliest forms of advertising. It began to develop as a medium for visual communication in the early 19th century. Initially used to promote political parties and recruit soldiers, it was soon used by businesses to showcase products and services. Although the poster no longer dominates today’s media environment, it continues to have a powerful impact.
Here are ten reasons why poster advertising could work for your business;
1. Perceived as Trustworthy
Poster advertising has a well-regarded history; it is a media format considered to be trustworthy. As posters can feel like you are being directly spoken to, there is no sense of manipulation that television advertising could be associated with. Poster advertising is perceived to be reliable and genuine.
Compared to other marketing channels, poster advertising is a lot more economical. Poster printing has low creative and installation costs making it an affordable marketing tool.
3. Highly Visible
The nature of an advertising poster means that it is an eye-catching visual. With a strong graphic design, you can easily make your business stand out.
Do the simple nature of a printed poster you can place them in a wide variety of locations. You can edit the scale of the poster accordingly to have different sizes in different target areas.
With little space for text, the power of the advertising poster is its simplicity. Strong images and typography can speak to customers directly. A strong call to action is a great use of the poster as successfully demonstrated in army recruitment.
By using emotive visual imagery and language, your poster design can be a memorable creative that captures the attention of your target market.
7. A Captive Target Audience
Some of the most effective locations for poster advertising is to catch attention when target customers are waiting. This could be in shopping queues or traffic jams. Being able to target media locations allows you to communicate specific relevant messages. For example, specific gender advertising on the back of toilet doors.
8. Link to Social Media for Integration
With the power to create a direct call to action, advertising posters can easily be used to encourage customers to the business social media channels.
9. Be Entertaining
With strong graphics and well-thought through text you can entertain with poster content that is more likely to catch attention and be even more memorable.
As demonstrated by the rich history of advertising posters, they can be considered as a work of art.
Poster advertising is a simple and effective business marketing tool. It enables businesses to create a strong and entertaining creative. With cost-effective and targeted implementation businesses can communicate a direct and memorable message.
If you want to explore the creative and scale printing options for advertising posters for your business, please get in touch with our team.